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Former Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova detained in Sochi

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Former Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova say they have been arrested in the Russian resort of Sochi where the Winter Olympics are being held.

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who were freed from jail in December, said they had been detained in the centre of the town on suspicion of a criminal offence.

Former Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova say they have been arrested in Sochi

Former Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova say they have been arrested in Sochi

They spent two years in prison for a protest song in a Moscow cathedral.

The town of Sochi is some distance from where the Games are taking place.

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